The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta – often referred to colloquially as the Delta – is one of the largest contiguous coastal ecosystems in North America, boasting both ecological and economic value. The Delta hosts the United States’ largest fishery, by weight, and its port activity rivals those worldwide.
Human activity destroyed about a fourth of the region’s beneficial wetlands. A Louisiana State University study reports that wetlands will disappear during this century if losses continue at the present rate.
The Conservation Technology Information Center, in partnership with Delta Farmers Advocating Resource Management (Delta F.A.R.M.), hosted the 2012 Conservation In Action Tour May 30-31. CropLife assistant editor Matthew Grassi joined this year’s tour, which included stops at Stovall Farms, Mill Creek Gin, and Williams Farms. Here are several photos from the event.